US4751378B1 - Optical device with quantum well absorption - Google Patents

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US4751378B1
US4751378B1 US4220287A US4751378B1 US 4751378 B1 US4751378 B1 US 4751378B1 US 4220287 A US4220287 A US 4220287A US 4751378 B1 US4751378 B1 US 4751378B1
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Harvard S Hinton
Anthony L Lentine
David A B Miller
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AT&T Corp
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    • B82Y20/00Nanooptics, e.g. quantum optics or photonic crystals
    • GPHYSICS
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    • G02FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
    • G02F1/00Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics
    • G02F1/01Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour
    • G02F1/015Devices or arrangements for the control of the intensity, colour, phase, polarisation or direction of light arriving from an independent light source, e.g. switching, gating, or modulating; Non-linear optics for the control of the intensity, phase, polarisation or colour based on semiconductor elements with at least one potential jump barrier, e.g. PN, PIN junction
    • G02F1/017Structures with periodic or quasi periodic potential variation, e.g. superlattices, quantum wells
    • G02F1/01716Optically controlled superlattice or quantum well devices
    • GPHYSICS
    • G02OPTICS
    • G02FDEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS, THE OPTICAL OPERATION OF WHICH IS MODIFIED BY CHANGING THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF THE MEDIUM OF THE DEVICES OR ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE CONTROL OF THE INTENSITY, COLOUR, PHASE, POLARISATION OR DIRECTION OF LIGHT, e.g. SWITCHING, GATING, MODULATING OR DEMODULATING; TECHNIQUES OR PROCEDURES FOR THE OPERATION THEREOF; FREQUENCY-CHANGING; NON-LINEAR OPTICS; OPTICAL LOGIC ELEMENTS; OPTICAL ANALOGUE/DIGITAL CONVERTERS
    • G02F3/00Optical logic elements; Optical bistable devices
    • G02F3/02Optical bistable devices
    • G02F3/028Optical bistable devices based on self electro-optic effect devices [SEED]
US4751378B1 1987-04-24 1987-04-24 Optical device with quantum well absorption Expired - Lifetime US4751378B1 (en)

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US4751378B1 US4751378B1 (en) 1987-04-24 1987-04-24 Optical device with quantum well absorption
DE19883850103 DE3850103T2 (en) 1987-04-24 1988-02-22 An optical device.
DE19883850103 DE3850103D1 (en) 1987-04-24 1988-02-22 An optical device.
JP50489588A JP2555438B2 (en) 1987-04-24 1988-02-22 Optical device
EP19880905260 EP0359778B1 (en) 1987-04-24 1988-02-22 Optical device
PCT/US1988/000516 WO1988008554A1 (en) 1987-04-24 1988-02-22 Optical device
CA 562649 CA1293795C (en) 1987-04-24 1988-03-28 Optical device

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US4751378A US4751378A (en) 1988-06-14
US4751378B1 true US4751378B1 (en) 2000-04-25

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US4899201A (en) * 1987-08-14 1990-02-06 Regents Of The University Of Minnesota Electronic and optoelectric devices utilizing light hole properties
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US4952791A (en) * 1988-12-12 1990-08-28 At&T Bell Laboratories Monolithic apparatus comprising optically interconnected quantum well devices
US4959534A (en) * 1989-08-28 1990-09-25 At&T Bell Laboratories Differential optical logic arrangement
US4967068A (en) * 1989-08-28 1990-10-30 At&T Bell Laboratories Single-ended optical logic arrangement
US4978842A (en) * 1989-04-21 1990-12-18 At&T Bell Laboratories Programmable optical logic device with complementary inputs
US5111034A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-05-05 Omron Corporation Apparatus utilizing light emitting semiconductor device
US5130528A (en) * 1991-03-01 1992-07-14 International Business Machines Corporation Opto-photo-electric switch
US5172259A (en) * 1991-02-27 1992-12-15 At&T Laboratories Embedded control network
US5198656A (en) * 1991-06-06 1993-03-30 At&T Bell Laboratories Dynamic optical logic using voltage pull up
US5238867A (en) * 1991-07-09 1993-08-24 Posco Educational Foundation Method for preparing an optical switching device having multiple quantum wells
US5247168A (en) * 1990-09-21 1993-09-21 Thomson-Csf Light frequency converter having laser device connected in series with photodetector
US5251052A (en) * 1992-09-02 1993-10-05 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy System for solving boolean equations using optical lookup tables
US5288990A (en) * 1992-12-28 1994-02-22 At&T Bell Laboratories Differential self-electrooptic effect device
US5311008A (en) * 1992-12-28 1994-05-10 At&T Bell Laboratories Self-electrooptic effect device for providing integer gain to input optical signals having series connected quantum well diodes
US5483375A (en) * 1994-12-14 1996-01-09 At&T Corp. Optical ratio amplifier
US5488231A (en) * 1994-11-23 1996-01-30 Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute Metal/semiconductor junction Schottky diode optical device using a distortion grown layer
US5508508A (en) * 1994-07-08 1996-04-16 At&T Corp. Apparatus for converting optical bipolar signals to optical unipolar signals
US5539668A (en) * 1993-07-30 1996-07-23 Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha Optical switching apparatus
US6636681B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-10-21 Photonport Technologies, Inc. Optical attenuator
US7218858B1 (en) 2002-05-20 2007-05-15 Ciena Corporation System and method for use of a variable optical attenuator in an optical network
US8184984B1 (en) * 2002-11-13 2012-05-22 Finisar Corporation Optical transceiver having a modulating component

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US4546244A (en) * 1984-03-14 1985-10-08 At&T Bell Laboratories Nonlinear and bistable optical device
US4691111A (en) * 1984-04-05 1987-09-01 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Army Multiple gap optically activated switch
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US4899201A (en) * 1987-08-14 1990-02-06 Regents Of The University Of Minnesota Electronic and optoelectric devices utilizing light hole properties
US4830444A (en) * 1987-12-31 1989-05-16 American Telephone And Telegraph Company, At&T Bell Laboratories Optical switch
US4800262A (en) * 1987-12-31 1989-01-24 American Telephone And Telegraph Company, At&T Bell Laboratories Tri-state optical device with quantum well absorption
US4952791A (en) * 1988-12-12 1990-08-28 At&T Bell Laboratories Monolithic apparatus comprising optically interconnected quantum well devices
US4914286A (en) * 1989-04-20 1990-04-03 At&T Bell Laboratories Method and apparatus for increasing the processing capacity of optical digital processing systems having optically bistable devices
US4978842A (en) * 1989-04-21 1990-12-18 At&T Bell Laboratories Programmable optical logic device with complementary inputs
US4904858A (en) * 1989-05-31 1990-02-27 American Telephone And Telegraph Company Programmable optical logic devices operable by measuring the ratio of optical data signal power to optical reference threshold power
DE4017401A1 (en) * 1989-05-31 1990-12-06 American Telephone & Telegraph Programmable optical logic components
US4959534A (en) * 1989-08-28 1990-09-25 At&T Bell Laboratories Differential optical logic arrangement
US4967068A (en) * 1989-08-28 1990-10-30 At&T Bell Laboratories Single-ended optical logic arrangement
US5111034A (en) * 1989-09-27 1992-05-05 Omron Corporation Apparatus utilizing light emitting semiconductor device
US5247168A (en) * 1990-09-21 1993-09-21 Thomson-Csf Light frequency converter having laser device connected in series with photodetector
US5172259A (en) * 1991-02-27 1992-12-15 At&T Laboratories Embedded control network
US5130528A (en) * 1991-03-01 1992-07-14 International Business Machines Corporation Opto-photo-electric switch
US5198656A (en) * 1991-06-06 1993-03-30 At&T Bell Laboratories Dynamic optical logic using voltage pull up
US5238867A (en) * 1991-07-09 1993-08-24 Posco Educational Foundation Method for preparing an optical switching device having multiple quantum wells
US5251052A (en) * 1992-09-02 1993-10-05 The United States Of America As Represented By The Secretary Of The Navy System for solving boolean equations using optical lookup tables
US5288990A (en) * 1992-12-28 1994-02-22 At&T Bell Laboratories Differential self-electrooptic effect device
US5311008A (en) * 1992-12-28 1994-05-10 At&T Bell Laboratories Self-electrooptic effect device for providing integer gain to input optical signals having series connected quantum well diodes
EP0605117A1 (en) * 1992-12-28 1994-07-06 AT&T Corp. Integer gain self-electrooptic effect device
US5646395A (en) * 1992-12-28 1997-07-08 Lucent Technologies Inc. Differential self-electrooptic effect device
US5539668A (en) * 1993-07-30 1996-07-23 Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki Kaisha Optical switching apparatus
US5508508A (en) * 1994-07-08 1996-04-16 At&T Corp. Apparatus for converting optical bipolar signals to optical unipolar signals
US5488231A (en) * 1994-11-23 1996-01-30 Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute Metal/semiconductor junction Schottky diode optical device using a distortion grown layer
US5483375A (en) * 1994-12-14 1996-01-09 At&T Corp. Optical ratio amplifier
US6636681B2 (en) 2001-05-07 2003-10-21 Photonport Technologies, Inc. Optical attenuator
US7218858B1 (en) 2002-05-20 2007-05-15 Ciena Corporation System and method for use of a variable optical attenuator in an optical network
US8184984B1 (en) * 2002-11-13 2012-05-22 Finisar Corporation Optical transceiver having a modulating component

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DE3850103D1 (en) 1994-07-14 grant
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